About Us

About Us

Who we are:

Intensa specializes in language teaching, and we are the leaders in Costa Rica thanks to the effectiveness of our English and Spanish programs.
We are pioneers in intensive English teaching since 1980, and in 2000, we started to offer semi-intensive programs, ideal for those with limited time for studying.
As part of our programs, we offer courses for kids, teenagers and adults. There are also business programs taught in companies, individual lessons, conversation clubs and Spanish courses for foreigners.
Intensa has four campuses in the main cities of the country. Two of them are in the province of San José: Barrio Escalante and Escazú, and the other two are in Heredia and Alajuela.



To satisfy the need of our students to communicate as functional bilinguals, by applying an innovative methodology and face-to-face interaction, within a reasonable term and price.


Our vision is to become an innovative institution of higher education, nationally and internationally, leader in offering practical and intensive learning programs.

Why study at Intensa?

  • Over 34 years of experience, with effective results and many recommendations from our students.
  • Only program in the country that offers an intensive language practice.
  • Our methodology is entirely conversational, which goes hand in hand with grammar and writing to provide a comprehensive language learning.
  • Dynamic lessons in small groups (average of 12 students per class).
  • We are the authorized testing center for the Cambridge-Michigan Language Assessments test, known as MET test, applied to the students about to graduate.